KAG will revolutionize transportation
and logistics within the liquid bulk
industry through its national scale,
advanced technology and an
uncompromising commitment to
be the employer of choice.
Our mission is to take every load,
deliver it on time,
Safety and Security
for the safety and security of our
employees, customers and general
public will always come first.
– Our customers are
the primary focus of everything we
do as a company. We will master
execution of ALL internal processes
so we deliver total service excellence.
– Equally important as
all customers are our valued
employees who continually work
to make KAG the most efficient
company in the industry. We are
committed to providing exceptional
training, development and inspiration
to all employees.
– We will operate
efficiently by aggressively managing
costs in all areas of our organization
in order to be the market leader.
– At all times, we will conduct
ourselves in a responsible manner
to maintain the highest standard
As everyone at KAG should know, I
have the utmost respect and admiration
for all professional Drivers. You are
the lifeblood of our business and the
lifeblood of our economy, not only in
North America, but all over the world.
You may be wondering if I always had
this strong passion for the transportation
industry. The answer is yes…since I was
a small boy.
My father, Wendell Nash, was a
professional truck Driver. He began
his career as a Driver after returning
home from World War II. Although he
eventually held various roles within the
tank truck industry including safety
director and operations and sales,
driving always remained his passion.
His equipment was always clean
and well maintained. He was safety
conscious and always went above and
beyond to help others and his company.
He was a leader, a mentor and a friend
to those who had the privilege of
working with him.
My dad retired in 1987. After Carl Young
and I teamed up to form Advantage
Tank Lines, my dad gave me his prized
possession -- his old personalized
leather logbook. It contained his last trip
Carrying on the Legacy of Wendell Nash
log and expense recap inside. The trip
was from Midland, Mich. to Kalamazoo,
Mich. Until recently, I proudly displayed
the logbook in my office at the Canton
Support Center. My dad passed away
on Jan. 10, 2016. I decided since he was
taking his last trip, I wanted to send the
logbook with him for his journey home.
My brothers and I all have careers in the
transportation industry. I don’t think this
is a coincidence. We learned from our
father how truly important this industry
is to our society and how fortunate we
are to be able to support the numerous
professional Drivers on the road today.
His impact and legacy will always fuel
my passion for KAG and the amazing
company we’ve built together.